Welcome to Baudette, Minnesota!
It is a pleasure to welcome you to Baudette. We are very proud of our community. Baudette is known as the Walleye Capital of the World. We are located just south of Lake of the Woods on State Highways 11 and 172. It is also located near Zippel Bay State Park and Beltrami Island State Forest.
We have an attractive community in an area known for its year round fishing and many outdoor activities. Baudette is home to many fine businesses, specialty shops, restaurants, hotels and resorts with facilities to serve you when you are in the region.
Businesses in the community are able to meet the needs of residents and travelers alike. One attraction in Baudette is Willie the Walleye. He turned 50 years old in 2009 and the city welcomed a brand new fiberglass replica in 2018. Each year in June the City of Baudette celebrates his birthday with "Willie Walleye Day", a fun filled day the entire community participates in. The City maintains three beautiful municipal parks. Timber Mill Community Park, Peace Park (enables you to get a view of Canada and the International Bridge.) and Bay Front Park (Bay Park is home of Willie Walleye.) The River is home to a wide variety of wildlife, and activities.
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